The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More

PTRDC Board Members

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Position Officer Title
President Darrell Frye Vice Chairman, Randolph County Board of Commissioners
Vice President Jim Matheny Chairman, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
Secretary  [VACANT]
Treasurer Andy Anderson
Senior Vice President, Yadkin Bank
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Walter Denning
Executive Vice President, BB&T

12 County Representatives

The PTRDC Board has 35 members from both the public and private sectors.   All 12 counties in the region are represented.  This composition allows us to meet the mandates of the Economic Development Administration while retaining local control – an important feature of the process.  

County Delegate Title Term Expires
Alamance Amy Galey Chair, Board of Commissioners
 December 2020
Caswell Cori Lindsay Economic Development Director  December 2022
Davidson Casey Smith
County Manager
January 2022
Davie Terry Renegar
County Commissioner
January 2022
Forsyth Don Martin
County Commissioner
December 2020
Guilford Hank Henning
County Commissioner
July 2020
Montgomery Jim Matheny
Chairman, Board of Commissioners
December 2020
Randolph Darrell Frye
County Commissioner
December 2020
Rockingham Leigh Cockram Director of Economic Development
December 2022
Stokes Rick Morris
County Commissioner
December 2022
Surry Larry Johnson
Vice Chairman, Board of Commissioners
December 2022
Yadkin Kevin Austin
December 2022

At-Large Representatives

In addition, 6 at-large seats on the board are reserved for local elected officials - from either a county or a municipality in the Piedmont Triad region.  There is a maximum of 2 public officials from any one county.

 Jurisdiction  Delegate Title   Term Expires
 City of Mebane Patty Philipps  Council Member  Dec 2022 
 City of Winston-Salem Evan Raleigh  Assistant City Manager August 2021 
 Randolph County David Allen  Chairman  Dec 2022
 Town of Bermuda Run Lee Rollins  Manager  Dec 2020 
 City of High Point Jay Wagner  Mayor  March 2021 

Private Sector & Non-Profit Sector

The remaining 17 board seats are filled by private sector and non-profit representatives. At least two of these seats must be filled by economic development representatives and another two must be filled by workforce development board chairs or community college representatives.

Business Delegate Title Term Expires
Skyline National Bank Andy Anderson  Senior Vice President/Market Manager
December 2022
Blake Builders Gary Blake  President 
December 2022
Community Bank of the Carolinas J. Douglas Brewer 
Vice President, Commercial Lending
December 2020
Hospice of the Piedmont William Cockerham 
President & CEO 
December 2022
BB&T  Walter Denning 
Executive Vice President 
December 2022
Guilford WDB Jeffrey Frederick 
Chair, Guilford County / High Point / Greensboro Workforce Development Board 
December 2020
Randolph Community College Elbert Lassiter Vice President for WFD & Continuing Education April 2021
Capital Bank Jim Lewis Senior Vice President December 2019
SunTrust  Mark Moran 
Senior Vice President – Commercial Team Lead 
December 2022
Forsyth Technical Community College  Alan Murdock 
Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development 
December 2022
Davidson County Tourism Recreation Investment Chris Phelps Executive Director 
January 2021
PART Scott Rhine Executive Director
December 2022
Robertson Builders, LLC 
Von Robertson
December 2020
A&T University
Ray Trapp Director of External Affairs, Office of the Chancellor December 2022
Piedmont Triad Partnership Penny Whiteheart  Executive Vice President  July 2020

The full board meets quarterly on the last Wednesday of the month - January, April, July, and October.

For additional information, please contact:

Jesse Day at or 336-904-0300.